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Old 07-10-2016, 01:07 AM   #16
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Hazel, is it possible that you have browser malware? A bad Firefox extension, for example?
I don't have any extensions except adblock and noscript. Both of them came from the Mozilla site.
 
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Old 07-10-2016, 01:16 AM   #17
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I don't have any extensions except adblock and noscript. Both of them came from the Mozilla site.
Can you confirm that all 4 tabs under "Add-ons" contain nothing but what they should? I just checked: only one of those tabs is "Extensions".

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Old 07-10-2016, 03:34 AM   #18
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There's also the "Plugins" to check... &c.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 05:35 AM   #19
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I thought I'd posted an answer to this but it doesn't seem to be here.

I have three systems on this machine. At the moment I'm in Iceweasel on Debian. Here I have the djView plugin, which I need for genealogical research. It's set to activate on request only. There is also a plugin called OpenH264 which Mozilla installs automatically. This is deactivated.

I'll check with Firefox on Crux tomorrow.

On Crux I have no add-ons at all except that Mozilla one, which I have now deactivated. Similarly in LFS.

Last edited by hazel; 07-12-2016 at 11:02 AM. Reason: Additional info
 
Old 07-12-2016, 10:35 AM   #20
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it really looks like some sort of malware.
does it have to come from a firefox addon?
i even heard from linux users whose routers were somehow infected, constantly displaying pop-ups.
 
Old 07-12-2016, 04:31 PM   #21
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Hazel, you definitely have malware. I just whitelisted LQ in my adblocker (I use uBlock Origin), logged out, and refreshed a few times.

The result? No popups. All the ads stayed in the areas designed for them.
 
  


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